Bollywood producer Ekta Kapoor has signed a multi-film production deal with Armaan Zorace’s US genre label Dark Hell and prolific Hollywood producer Steven Schneider. Under the terms of the deal, a slate of high-concept films in the thriller-horror genre will be produced in Hindi and other Indian languages jointly by the three entities report Variety.
Ekta said: “At Balaji Motion Pictures, we aim to continue telling genre-bending stories which connect with the viewers. I am elated for this association, and I’m certain to be bringing together the best of cross-cultural content to the Indian diaspora.” “This opportunity enables us to expand our reach into new markets and consumers, and this collaboration is built on the interchange of ideas and shared aims.” According to ‘Variety’, Schneider’s credits include ‘Paranormal Activity, ‘Blair witch’, and M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’.
Schneider said, “This deal is a landmark for me and us as a team. India is an exciting market always known to put forth current and revolutionary content across genres. I am looking forward to working with Ekta and Armaan, and together, we are certain to bring forth stories that are waiting to be told and heard.”
Zorace is an American filmmaker whose credits include the acclaimed short film, ‘God is Dead’. Zorace said: Balaji telefilms is an envious name in the entertainment business who have carved its space by producing relevant and current content. We are most excited to have them as markets in this deal and look forward to bringing content from across Indian languages to the audiences.”